Old Dog, New Tricks

I’ve been nostalgic for my book blog for a few months now and am brining it out of retirement.  The last few years have been filled with many adventures, most time consuming of them all was a return to college.  Syllabi, professors, papers, presentations, and research have consumed my days, nights, and weekends for the last year.  I never really felt my age until walking back into a college classroom with my backpack and pencil case 21 years after graduating the first time. Looking out on a sea of bright young faces not much older than the students I used to teach was a bit jarring, but they have all proven themselves to be fun, smart, and honest!  Returning to college as an adult, I am more mindful of my readings, homework and the opportunities the college provides for students. I recently completed a training course to become a crisis counselor in the event of an emergency here in New Jersey and have been working part-time as a graduate research assistant for the chair of my department.  The workload is intense when coupled with my full-time job, but I am energized and really love the courses.

It’s been difficult to find time to read anything more than my textbooks, but I am looking forward to a relaxing summer filled with some good books, reviews, and blog posts!  The landscape of book blogging has changed a bit over the years, but I hope to meet up with some old friends and make some new ones.  My nightstand is cluttered with stacks of counseling books, research, and half-written papers and blogging might be just the outlet I need!  Here’s to a revival of sorts here at Book Line and Sinker!  I’m looking forward to the next chapter.


  1. You have made this old dog very happy indeed. WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG-O-SPHERE, BABY!

  2. It’s so good to see you back! Congratulations on going back to school – it sounds like it was a great move for you.

  3. Thanks, pal. It’s nice to be back in the saddle again. xox

  4. Hi, Kathy! I am so happy you are still blogging away–you always were such a solid and steady presence in the book blogging community. Thanks so much for the warm welcome! 🙂

  5. Hi! Great to “see” you! ????

  6. OMG you’re back! I’ve missed this window into your life. College? What??! FILL. ME. IN. (You know all I do is have babies.)

  7. You, too! I miss everyone and this blog so here I am. 🙂

  8. Hello, my dearest old friend. I miss you too and am happy to see you here. Maybe you can move your tribe back to the East Coast? It’s not the same without you. xoxo

  9. So excited to hear from you! See how behind the times I am? It took until today for me to see what my friends have been doing the last couple of weeks.

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